A few years ago, I got the idea to put together an Easter Seder so our family and friends could gather and tell the story of the last week of Jesus’ ministry through scripture verses and symbolic foods. With the Seder as the centerpiece of our Easter Sunday, our holiday is not just about colored eggs and chocolate, but about remembering Jesus together as a family.
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Holidays as a great opportunity to build the family culture and connection in our homes, and the “holiday of love” is a perfect time to do that. Here are three of our best ideas for easy and memorable family traditions for Valentines Day!
Unfortunately, trials in life don’t wait for the right season or holiday to pass before coming. Many experience difficult challenges during what is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.”
Holiday traditions are a wonderful way to create lasting memories in our families. Enjoy a peek into one family’s Christmas tradition and one mother’s observations of her efforts coming full circle.
Great ideas for your best Christmas ever.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
How does a deliberate mother handle Halloween? Here are some of our previous posts to help you prioritize your efforts this season.
Do you find Halloween to be fun? Stressful? Scary? Annoying? All of the above? How can you make Halloween really work for your family? In this week’s encore episode, Saren reads her post, A Deliberate Mother’s Guide to Simple Halloween Fun, and shares some of the many great comments from readers that offer further ideas. The principles […]
In our society, everything is so push-button, immediate gratification, and end-result oriented. How do you teach your children to be less self-centered and more outward focused?
This month’s challenge is inspired by Saren Loosli’s Deliberate Mothering Tip on after-school routines. Everyday after school, Saren asks her five children two important questions: “What did you learn today?” and “What did you to do help someone?” I know the importance of making a difference through simple, random acts of kindness. So often when […]
Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
When I open my baby book, I study my mother’s quirky handwriting. Maybe even back then she was thinking that someday I could read it and know the little bits of my history that only she knew.